The ruin of all witches : : life and death in the New World

Title The ruin of all witches : : life and death in the New World
Names Gaskill, Malcolm.
Length 11 hours, 7 minutes
Book Number DB112044
Title Status Active
Narrator Atherton, Kristin.
Language English
Annotation "In Springfield, Massachusetts in 1651, peculiar things begin to happen. Precious food spoils, livestock ails, property vanishes, and people suffer convulsions as if possessed by demons. A woman is seen wading through the swamp like a lost soul. Disturbing dreams and visions proliferate. Children sicken and die. As tensions rise, rumours spread of witches and heretics and the community becomes tangled in a web of distrust, resentment and denunciation. The finger of suspicion soon falls on a young couple with two small children: the prickly brickmaker, Hugh Parsons, and his troubled wife, Mary. Drawing on rich, previously unexplored source material, Malcolm Gaskill vividly evokes a strange past, one where lives were steeped in the divine and the diabolic, in omens, curses and enchantments. The Ruin of All Witches captures an entire society caught in agonized transition between superstition and enlightenment, tradition and innovation." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Medium Digital Books
Audience Notes Female narrator. NLS/BPH
Unrated. NLS/BPD
Local Subject Unrated - UNRAT
Parapsychology & Occult NonFiction - 130
Social sciences - 300
United States - History - 973
LC Subject Trials (Witchcraft) - Massachusetts - Springfield - History - 17th century
Witch hunting - Massachusetts - Springfield - History - 17th century
Witchcraft - Massachusetts - Springfield - History - 17th century
Springfield (Mass.) - History - 17th century
Springfield (Mass.) - Religious life and customs
Springfield (Mass.) - Social life and customs - 17th century
Call Number 133.430974426 ANF
Released 2023
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress, 2023.
Original Publication Reissue of: [New York, New York] : Random House Audio, 2022. 9780593628027
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